Will the world be better with the exploitation of ocean energy?

01/25/2017 - 11:00-01/25/2017 - 12:15


Latifa Martini
(Islamic University of Indonesia, Yogyakarta)
Latifa Martini

In the 21st century, the world orientation on the energy was change, every states move to the alternative energy like ocean thermal energy and other source from ocean. But the problems occur when a state want to explore and exploit the ocean energy when the energy on the borders area such as a conflict between Indonesia and Malaysia on Ambalat. Ambalat is a sea block that had a big gas and oil source which can exploitation till 30 years. So Indonesia and Malaysia have an interest to explore and exploit block of Ambalat.
The problem is, when Indonesia want to exploit block of Ambalat, Malaysia always tell that Ambalat is their territorial based on unilateral maps on 1979, and Indonesia also claim that Ambalat is theirs based on TNI AL’s map. The conflict between Indonesia and Malaysia was a serious problem that never have done.
So many peace problem that occurs because of exploitation of Ocean Energy, and a question occur, will be world be better with exploitation of Ocean Energy? This paper will discussed about peace problem and will explain the solution to exploit ocean energy without occurring peace problem.Peace, Exploitation, Conflict, Ocean Energy